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naumachia

[ naw-mey-kee-uh ]
/ n蓴藞me瑟 ki 蓹 /
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noun, plural nau路ma路chi路ae [naw-mey-kee-ee], /n蓴藞me瑟 ki藢i/, nau路ma路chi路as.
a mock sea fight, given as a spectacle among the ancient Romans.
a place for presenting such spectacles.
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Origin of naumachia

1590鈥1600; <Latin: mock naval battle <Greek naumach铆a a sea fight, equivalent to na没(s) ship + m谩ch() battle, fight + -ia-ia
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British Dictionary definitions for naumachia

naumachia

naumachy (藞n蓴藧m蓹k瑟)

/ (n蓴藧藞me瑟k瑟蓹) /

noun plural -chiae (-k瑟藢i藧), -chias or -chies (in ancient Rome)
a mock sea fight performed as an entertainment
an artificial lake used in such a spectacle

Word Origin for naumachia

C16: via Latin from Greek naumakhia, from naus ship + makh膿 battle
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